DeVilbiss Healthcare celebrates 125 years

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SOMERSET, Pa. – This year marks the 125th anniversary of DeVilbiss Healthcare, which was founded in 1888 by Dr. Allen DeVilbiss, who invented the first atomizer, according to a press release. Originally founded in Toledo, Ohio, the company’s atomizer came to replace the use of cotton swabs to apply medication to the throats of patients. “Over the years, DeVilbiss has undergone many significant developments in the respiratory products it manufactures, which are now distributed worldwide,” stated Christine Brown, senior vice president of sales and marketing.